Apple Butter Bread

Apple Butter Bread

Take your homemade apple butter up a notch by filling and topping this easy bread with it.

Apple Butter Bread
Makes 1 (8½ x 4½-Inch) Loaf
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground apple pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup apple butter
  • ¼ cup plain sour cream
  • ½ cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Apple butter, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray an 8½x4½-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
For bread:
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, pie spice, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil and brown sugar until well combined. Whisk in eggs and vanilla. Whisk in apple butter and sour cream.
  3. Add flour mixture to brown sugar mixture, stirring just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread to an even layer. Tap pan on countertop twice to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 15 minutes.
For topping:
  1. In a small bowl, toss together oats, brown sugar, and melted butter. Sprinkle over bread.
  2. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes more. Loosely cover with foil during remaining 10 minutes to prevent overbrowning, if necessary. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely. Serve with additional apple butter.



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